Born: July 14,1956 Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Spouse: Durga Bhavani
Children: Maha Teja,Soundarya Lahari
Parents: Sethu Ramalingeswara Rao,Laxmi Narasamma.
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Biography: Tanikella Bharani is the extremely talented screen writer, dialogue writer, poet, theatre actor, magazine editor, playwright, actor and director predominant in Telugu cinema.He started his journey in the movie industry as a dialogue writer. Before this he also worked in the theatre. In the beginning he was the dialogue writer for Kanchu Kavachum in 1984. After that he has written dialogues for various movies such as Ladies Tailor (1985 film), Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Varasudochhadu (1988), Chettu Kinda Pleader (1989), Swara Kalpana (1989), and Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi (2004).Bharani has also acted in a number of movies such as Ladies Tailor (1985), Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe (1987), Shiva (1989), Manmadhudu (2002), Okariki Okaru (2003), Samba (2004), Malliswari, Godavari (2006), Happy (2006), and more. He played the lead role in the Hindi comedy film Main Tere Pyar Mein Pagal in 1999. His role in the movie Samudram won him the Nandi Award for the Best Villain.